Baseball's all-time home run leader, Barry Bonds, was placed on waivers this week by the San Francisco Giants, the Press-Enterprise has learned.
Bonds, a native of Riverside, cleared waivers, according to a league source, meaning he is eligible to be traded to any team by the end of the month.
If a team had claimed Bonds, who hit his 758th home run on Friday night, the Giants could either pull the 42-year-old back or negotiate solely with that team.
An Angels source said that the team would have little or no interest in Bonds because of everything that comes along with the slugger.
Numerous major-league players are put on waivers this time of year, so it's not necessarily a surprise that Bonds was put through the system. Notably, Oakland's Mike Piazza and Baltimore's Miguel Tejada were put through waivers last week with Piazza clearing and Tejada getting claimed by the Chicago White Sox before the O's pulled him back.